My Summer “To ‘Do List”

This post was sponsored by Dove, Nexxus, TRESemmé and Shoppers Drug Mart via Mode Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, who is a paid influencer, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dove, Nexxus, TRESemmé and Shoppers Drug Mart.


Something I have learned while working for myself is how difficult it can be to shut off my “work mode”. I don’t think I can think of an hour during my day when I’m not refreshing my inbox, engaging on Instagram or thinking about work. It’s a good and bad problem. I am incredibly motivated, which is a bonus, but I miss out on a lot of quality time with my boyfriend.

I’m very lucky because he is very patient and understanding, but I am figuring out how important it is to our relationship to have some of that time together. So, in an effort to combat this, we’ve given ourselves a list of activities for one day each weekend where we can just focus on spending time with one another. It can be anything, a coffee date or a day in the park. My To ‘Do list for the weekend consists of running to the local Shoppers Drug Mart to get some new hair products for our casual date night! I’ve had a ton of Optimum points that I have been meaning to use, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity!

For today, I decided to do something a bit different with my hair by experimenting with the modern ballerina bun, also known as the Top Knot.

There are so many ways to do a Top Knot, but this is the process that I have found works best for me!

I’ve got some second-day hair going on this morning, so for days like today I would suggest starting off with some dry shampoo. The one above is the Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo and can be found at any Shoppers Drug Mart near you. This dry shampoo is one of my favorites because of how weightless it is and how it doesn’t leave my head feeling itchy like some others.

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After applying the dry shampoo, I comb my hair tightly into a high pony tail and secure it with a hair tie once I’m happy with the position.

My hair is REALLY thick, so step three is pretty easy for me. I grab my ponytail and spin in tight (as if you were ringing out a towel) and then wind it like a cinnamon bun around itself. If you have thinner hair, you can purchase a sock bun hair piece and use that instead.


Then, once I am happy with the bun, I secure it with another hair tie and finish it off with the Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Spray. I prefer this product because it’s less sticky than most others and still has great hold. It can also be found at your local Shoppers Drug Mart!


Voila, I’m done! I love how exciting it feels to get all glammed up for our dates each weekend and even more excited to be able to have these kind of days with someone so awesome. Happy Saturday everyone!


TRESemmé, Nexxus and Dove have all the right products to help me get all the latest summer trends. Whether it’s a braided up-do for the local patio or loose tousled waves for that effortless beach look, they have everything I need. To check out more looks and complete your “To ‘Do List” this summer go to